Today as I am scrolling through my Facebook feed, I am seeing so many friends posting pictures of everything they are thankful for - especially their kids and or baby bumps. How can you stay thankful and not allow yourself to be brought down during this time?
I will tell you how I do it. I have spent 3 years traveling this rough road. I hated the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. How can I be thankful when everyone else seems to be getting the one thing I want the most? However, through the past few months, I have been able to see that my infertility is truely a gift.
I can look back over the past years and see things that never would have happened if we had gotten pregnant right away. I have learned more about my body then I ever would have, we have been able to knock out all of our debt and get financially stable, this blog and all the lives that will be touched through it, and how close my husband and I have become over the past years as we struggled together. Being able to see the beauty in this pain makes it so much easier to handle Thanksgiving. I'm not saying that I don't have my times that I struggle and have a "pity party", but the more I look to find the beauty and good things coming out of this the fewer and farther in between those times are.
True praise for my God and King is not just when everything is going perfect, but being able to praise Him and trust in Him even when it feel like things are spiraling out of control.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
As I wrap up, I want to leave you with the song I woke up to playing in my head that inspired this blog post. Also I would like to know, how do you deal with Thanksgiving? What are the good things that have come out of your journey?
I am the reigning Mrs. Wisconsin US Continental 2017 and have also struggled with infertility for the past 3 1/2 years. My husband and I have been married since May 26, 2012.